“And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.”
King James Version (KJV)
19:9 Whence art thou? - That is, whose son art thou?
Joh 19:9,10 Whence art thou? This statement arouses the fear of Pilate. He had never seen such calm dignity and majesty before. Could this prisoner be divine? When Jesus is silent, Pilate reminds him that he has power to crucify or release.